Gordon Ramsay 'very proud' of daughter Tilly Ramsay for standing up to Steve Allen

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Gordon Ramsay credit:Bang Showbiz
Gordon Ramsay credit:Bang Showbiz

Gordon Ramsay felt "very proud" of his daughter for standing up for herself after she was fat-shamed by a radio DJ.

The 54-year-old celebrity chef praised Tilly Ramsay as a "breath of fresh air" for hitting back at LBC's Steve Allen, after he branded her a "chubby little thing".

Speaking in an Instagram Live, Gordon said: "It made me feel very proud that she stood up and said, 'I’m not taking this.'

"She is 19 years of age for goodness sake – bursting her a*** off and attending university by Zoom and learning the most extraordinary moves with Nikita [Kuzmin].

"I think it was a breath of fresh air that level of standing up and saying, 'We’re not going to tolerate that.' "

It comes after Steve said on air: "She can't blimming well dance, I'm bored with her already.

"She's a chubby little thing, isn't she? Have you noticed? Probably her dad's (Gordon Ramsay) cooking, I should imagine."

In response, Tilly urged Steve to remember that "words can hurt".

She wrote on Instagram: "I try not to read and listen to comments and negativity however recently being called out on a national radio station by a 67-year-old man is a step too far.

"Steve please feel free voice your opinions however I draw the line at commenting on my appearance.

"It's such a shame that someone is trying to make such a positive experience negative.

"This isn't the first and definitely won't be the last comment made about my appearance and I accept that and I'm learning to accept myself.

"But please remember that words can hurt and at the end of the day I am only 19 and I'm so grateful for all the amazing opportunities I have been able to take part in and I understand that being in the public eye obviously comes with it's own repercussions and I've been aware of this from a young age.

"However, I won't tolerate people that think it's okay to publicly comment and scrutinise anyone's weight and appearance."

Several stars have come out in support of Tilly, including 'Strictly' pros Dianne Buswell and Oti Mabuse.

Dianne commented: "Tilly your a beauty inside and out . I think your so brave to speak up about this perfectly said I hope people learn from this just know that we all support you and think your wonderful xxxx (sic)"

Oti posted: "What on earth? Love you @tillyramsay some people just have no regard for others (sic)"

Former 'Strictly' pro Janette Manrara wrote: "BeKind…. How fast we forget what hurtful comments can do for someone’s mental health. You are a POWERFUL young lady! Wear your crown w/ your head held high (sic)"

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